St. Louis Blues at Dallas Stars NHL Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The St. Louis Blues head to American Airlines Center to take on the Dallas Stars on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at +140 and the Stars at -155.
St. Louis has a record of 35-26-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 15-12-4-0. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have tallied 178 goals and surrendered 173 goals for a point differential of +5. For the year they have an ATS mark of 35-30-0 and an over/under record of 25-39-0. Dallas has a record of 36-23-5 including 22-10-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 190 goals and have given up 169 for a goal differential of +21. Their record against the spread is 36-28-0 while their over/under mark is 34-28-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 35-30-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 25-39-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 36-28-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 34-28-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
02/23/18 D Robert Bortuzzo Knee IR (02/16)
02/09/18 D Joel Edmundson Forearm IR (02/08)
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
03/01/18 C Martin Hanzal Back is out indefinitely
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 55 total points this year for the Blues. He has 26 goals this season with 254 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 29 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 24 goals on 158 attempts. He has 33 assists, giving him a total of 57 points on the year. Carter Hutton has 16 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 737 shots against him and he's surrendered 48 goals. He's made 689 stops for a save percentage of 94%.
Jamie Benn has 56 total points this season for the Stars. He has 21 goals this year with 181 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 35 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Tyler Seguin averages 20.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 34 goals on 256 attempts. He has 24 assists, giving him a total of 58 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 25 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has 1,360 shots against him and he's given up 115 goals. He's made 1,245 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 74 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 178 goals while giving up 173 scores, which has them ranked 22nd and 25th respectively. They have had 209 power play chances and scored 33 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 28th in the league. The Blues have given up 199 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 13th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.33% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 12th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars are 11th in the league with a total of 77 points this season. They have 38 power play goals on 197 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 20th in the NHL. They've given up 220 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 5th overall. As a team, the Stars are 13th with a total of 190 goals scored while they've given up 169 goals this season, ranking 28th in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.37%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 10th overall in the NHL.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've tried 3,834 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,667 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 13th in Corsi percentage. They are 9th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.4% as they have 2,919 shots while they've given up 2,654 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the year. That puts them 18th and 15th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,966 face-off wins as opposed to 1,937 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 16th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 1,460 hits and they've blocked 1,013 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 6th in the league.
The Stars are 28th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.7% for the season, which is 4th in the NHL. They have 2,146 face-off wins compared to 1,886 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.2%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Dallas has 1,415 hits and they have blocked 998 shots from the opposition, which is 7th in the league. Dallas is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.3% as they've attempted 3,799 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,608 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.6% ranks 5th as they have 2,785 attempts while they have given up 2,610 shots on the defensive end.
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